Definition:Coordinate/Linguistic Note

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Linguistic Note on Coordinate

It's an awkward word coordinate.

It really needs a hyphen in it to emphasise its pronunciation (loosely and commonly: coe-wordinate), and indeed, some authors spell it co-ordinate.

However, this makes it look unwieldy.

An older spelling puts a diaeresis indication symbol on the second "o": co├Ârdinate.

But this is considered archaic nowadays and few sources still use it.